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Comic: Breakfast Incompany

This is Pi Day #057

Oh, it has been a summer.

I admit, I intended to take just one month off from drawing, but then … new job, some vacation in the mountains, a triathlon, a marathon, grown up summer camp in the orchestra. I looked up the other day and realised that I have barely had time to mow the lawn let alone run a web comic.

But now? Hiatus is over. Time reclaimed. And I’ve got some new strips in the hopper for September, starting with today’s strip, a little gag I’ve had hanging around in the back of my mind since I was scolded for having the audacity of leaving from the breakfast table before the kid… despite the fact that she hadn’t said a word to me the whole time and was plugged into an iPad AND an iPod and had not made eye contact. It’s about “being there!” all the parents sigh. Oh, you’re right.

You may notice a couple little changes with the comic. The thing about being an independent artist is that I can do things like, y’know, try out single panel strips for a while (because I, frankly, don’t have time to draw four panel strips these days!) or switch up my font (because I designed my own this summer just for that reason.)

In the meantime, enjoy the strip as I do a light relaunch after a too long break! Hopefully you were busy too and didn’t miss me.

This is Dance Practice (Part 2)

This is Pi Day #023.b

I appreciate the effort, I really do. Dance is art. Dance is fitness. Dance is moving around a room in a way that my 40-year-old body no longer considers feasible.

Yet I struggle to find an honest balance between (a) showing blind support for everything The Girl does and (b) handing her a healthy dose of parental distance to assist her in finding the intrinsic value of doing a thing for its own sake.

No, really. That’s a thing, I’m sure of it.